Mulberry unveils new SS15 photo shoot with Cressida Bonas
Cressida Bonas has confirmed that her acting career is officially kicking off and that she’s settled into her role as a Mulberry ambassador with a beautiful new campaign shoot. Also (perhaps crucially) she’s totally moved on from Prince Harry.
Asked whether she is 100% single, Cressida confirmed that she is and that it’s ‘actually really nice’. ‘It is, it is, it is!’ she reiterated to the Sunday Times Style magazine. ‘I’m a strong independent woman. I hope the focus is becoming more on the skills that I have. It’s really important to me not to be known as [Prince Harry’s girlfriend].’
‘All that stuff is not real,’ she said of the press attention and rumours around their two year relationship. ‘It’s really important to remember that all it is, is noise, noise that can be very loud at times.’
Acknowledging that press attention does come with her new career choice as an actress, she said, ‘[talking to the media] is acting. The times that I’ve had to do it, I just think, ‘This is a job.’ Sometimes I imagine a bubble or a shield.’
The trained dancer will make her big screen debut in the Harvey Weinstein-directed Tulip Fever this year, starring alongside another Mulberry IT girl-turned actress, Cara Delevingne. ‘Cressida is great in Tulip Fever and people will see what a fantastic actress she is,’ Harvey told the Evening Standard. ‘It will be the first of many roles for her.’
Cressida, 26, was snapped by Robert Fairer for Mulberry’s exclusive SS15 image series, called From England With Love, after she starred in a mini-movie for the luxury house, alongside actor Freddie Fox, earlier this year.
‘It was great to be approached for the project and develop ideas with Mulberry,’ she said in an interview with the Brit brand. ‘I loved the story and the attitude they wanted to convey. Our team wanted the girl in the film to have energy and fun, with the curiosity to explore which draws her up the stairs and into the mirrored room. And once she’s there and feels that no one’s watching – then she just wants to dance for the joy of it. The setting makes her feel free, and using dance to convey this feeling works so well for the story, and it adds signature Mulberry charm and wit.’